Windermere

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This family-run Victorian restaurant with rooms is 15 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere
  • Bowness-on-Windermere is 5 minutes by car, Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away
  • The restaurant is recommended by The Observer's Jay Rayner

97%
"Very friendly welcome . Food was beautiful with great service throughout. Only downside was situated on a busy road with traffic noise from very early in the morning"
jen
Jan 17, 2020 - Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Overview

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run property in the town of Windermere. It dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone. 

Windermere, "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet), is a 15-minute walk away. We recommend the short hike up Orrest Head for superb views of the of Lake Windermere, the Lake District Fells, Morecambe Bay and the Pennines. Bowness-on-Windermere is 5 minutes by car, Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away

National Trust-run Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Dove Cottage, where poet William Wordsworth lived, is a 20-minute drive in Grasmere. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit The Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The hotel's restaurant serves traditional British dishes, and is a North West finalist in the 2019 Restaurant Awards. The Observer's critic Jay Rayner is a fan of the "glorious" bone-on rib of beef and a "magnificent" cauliflower cheese, which are served at Sunday lunch. The bar stocks local ales, wine and more than 15 varieties of gin. There is a roaring fire in the winter.

In keeping with the 19th-century building, bedrooms have a Victorian look, with striped wallpaper and polished-wood beds. All have renovated bathrooms.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, for children 2 and under: £5 per night.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Meals are not included in the supplement and will be charged as taken.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
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(171 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lamplighter Dining Rooms Ltd (t/a The Lamplighter Dining Rooms) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Could do with more off a sitting area for when your not eating l(ounge area)
Colin Jan 19, 2020 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly welcome . Food was beautiful with great service throughout. Only downside was situated on a busy road with traffic noise from very early in the morning
jen Jan 17, 2020 Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff and service were excellent, the 3 course meal was excellent with good choices, the rooms were clean, comfortable, warm and facilities in them were very good, including a coffee machine , as well as tea and hot chocolate. It was my 70th birthday and they obligingly put my own champagne on ice for us. The location is ideal at the top of High street and last but not least we were allowed to take our 2 jack russels.
Lynne Jan 17, 2020 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
LOVELY CENTRAL HOTEL. ROOMS A LITTLE DATED BUT ADD TO CHARACTER OF THE PLACE. FOOD GOOD AND BREAKFAST AWSOME
Other Comments
Brilliant bar next door called The Crafty Baa.
Beverley Jan 14, 2020 Carnforth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food service excellent, meet up with a group of friends we all had a great night. Staff where very friendly food was amazing.
Other Comments
We will be back, love the food ❤
Sallie Jan 12, 2020 Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and location friendly hotel poor parking availability
Alison Jan 12, 2020 Workington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent in every way
Frank Jan 10, 2020 Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff nice food Great location
Maureen Jan 10, 2020 PrescotLiverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely meal cosy room
Rosemary Jan 09, 2020 Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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We would highly recommend the lamplighter hotel. I had the seabass and it is the best meal I have ever had! We will definitely be returning!
Julie Jan 08, 2020 Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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